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howardwhite  (C 3896)

Jan 23, 2008, 8:18 AM
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Inside is harderTongue

HW
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Rigger53  (D 2440)

Jan 23, 2008, 8:46 AM
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Rapide?


gjhdiver  (D 7731)

Jan 23, 2008, 8:46 AM
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Inside is harderTongue

HW

Norseman ?


howardwhite  (C 3896)

Jan 23, 2008, 10:49 AM
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Norseman ?
No. This is a Norseman.
No one sat on the floor in a Norseman.

HW
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piper17  (D 3362)

Jan 23, 2008, 1:18 PM
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DH Beaver or Otter


Bsquared  (D 6294)

Jan 23, 2008, 4:08 PM
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Fairchild 71?


deadbug  (D 21098)

Jan 23, 2008, 6:38 PM
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DH Beaver or Otter


I have a bunch of time in a Beaver and I can tell you it's not a Beaver. I am also pretty sure it's not a single engine Otter but I have never flown one just admired them.

Doug


jimp

Jan 23, 2008, 10:12 PM
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omg, one-shots and a blast handle!.


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Amazon  (D License)

Jan 23, 2008, 11:52 PM
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Uh.. Shot and a halfs..AKA J-1's or Capewells..... and I had several rigs with Blast handles on them and had 5 cutaways with Shot and a halfs and two reserve deployments with the Blast handle rigsCoolCool The 3 other reserve rides were all on Belly warts.

Not realllly sure but the guy in the back looks like he has 2 shots. I have a couple rigs with them... but have never had to chop with them.


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riggerrob  (D 14840)

Jan 24, 2008, 7:24 AM
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Uh.. Shot and a halfs..AKA J-1's or Capewells..... and I had several rigs with Blast handles on them and had 5 cutaways with Shot and a halfs and two reserve deployments with the Blast handle rigsCoolCool The 3 other reserve rides were all on Belly warts.

Not really sure but the guy in the back looks like he has 2 shots. I have a couple rigs with them... but have never had to chop with them.

>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

Roaring off topic!

The best thing about 2-shots was that you never had to worry about them releasing prematurely. the damn things were rusted shut by the time I started jumping in 1977!


howardwhite  (C 3896)

Jan 24, 2008, 8:45 AM
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Roaring off topic!
OK, back to the plane, then. Does this help?
(BTW, note the location of the main handle; this may help date the picture.)

HW
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Adriandavies  (C 102332)

Jan 24, 2008, 9:09 AM
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Porter?


riggerrob  (D 14840)

Jan 24, 2008, 9:17 AM
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Leaving (when converting military-surplus gear) the main ripcord on the left MLW is definitely a 1960s fashion.

The red and white airplane in the latest photo is a Pilatus Porter. The first piston-powered Porters were built in the late 1950s, but Turbine Porters had to wait until the early 1960s.


johnnyboy  (B 29113)

Jan 24, 2008, 10:12 AM
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helio stallion?


JerryBaumchen  (D 1543)

Jan 24, 2008, 10:19 AM
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Hi howard,

In your latest photo the guy has his reserve tie-downs hooked up to the accessory ring on the harness and not to the reserve tie-down ring on the bottom of the container.

He is going to have a reserve container flopping around when he needs it,

JerryBaumchen


howardwhite  (C 3896)

Jan 24, 2008, 10:20 AM
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...red and white airplane in the latest photo ...
Are you looking at the picture I posted? Looks blue and white to me.

HW


howardwhite  (C 3896)

Jan 24, 2008, 10:26 AM
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...the guy has his reserve tie-downs hooked up to the accessory ring ..
Well, at least the one we can see. Maybe the other one is o.k.
So much for gear checks....

HW


jimp

Jan 24, 2008, 4:44 PM
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Ooops! Must have been that Amnesiac Double Pale Ale I was imbibing in the other night.

Agreed - the shot-and-a-halfs and (anti)blast handle always worked fine for me tooSmile


pilotdave  (D License)

Jan 24, 2008, 9:43 PM
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I still can't figure it out. The interior and exterior shots are the same plane? I feel like I'm going crazy when I compare them...

Dave


mccurley  (E 663)

Jan 25, 2008, 12:48 AM
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I'm with you on this one


howardwhite  (C 3896)

Jan 25, 2008, 5:17 AM
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The interior and exterior shots are the same plane?
Did I say they were?Wink

HW


NewGuy2005  (A 50256)

Jan 25, 2008, 5:58 AM
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Stinson?


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pilotdave  (D License)

Jan 25, 2008, 6:59 AM
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I'd say you implied it... "OK, back to the plane, then. Does this help?"

But thank goodness they're not!

Still haven't figured out what is is though.

Dave


SkydiveJack  (D 6486)

Jan 25, 2008, 9:19 AM
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Howard?


howardwhite  (C 3896)

Jan 25, 2008, 10:17 AM
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Howard?
Is that a guess, or a question for me?Crazy

HW


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